Intergenerational Program Database

Generations United collects and shares information on intergenerational programs across the United States. We currently have a program in every state with over 800 programs in the database. You can search programs below by keywords or state.

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  1. Studio Channel Islands Art Center
    Art to Heart, an art program at Studio Channel Islands Art Center is pairing elementary school students with seniors for an eight-week class that allows the two age groups to communicate, work together, create art and learn.
    • Art to Heart
    • 2222 Ventura Blvd, Old Town, Camarillo, CA,
    • Karin Geiger, Ex. Dir.
    • (805) 383-1368
  2. Redwood Day School Generations Day
    Both grandparents (other family members) and children develop a deeper understanding of the commonalities and differences between generations, ultimately capturing knowledge and values that otherwise may not be transferred. Grandparents, family members, and special friends will experience, first hand, the wonders of our performing arts program as students share various performances from Kindergarten through 8th grade. From here, visitors will spend time with students in the classroom space, participate in specially designed activities, and leave engaged and inspired to learn even more together in the future.
    • 3245 Sheffield Ave, Oakland, CA,
    • Pam Plimpton
    • 510-534-0800
    • pam.plimpton[at]
  3. Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco Holocaust Center
    The Next Chapter enables high school youth to develop profound connections to the Holocaust by interviewing survivors. By participating in the program, students create a special relationship with a local survivor.
    • The Next Chapter
    • 2150 Post Street, San Francisco, CA,
    • Yedida Kanfer
    • YedidaK[at]
  4. Walk of Ages, Los Angeles Jewish Home
    The annual Walk of Ages is a family oriented event that raises much needed funds for the Jewish Home. Walkers and runners of all ages collect donations from sponsors for this fun event.
    • 7150 Tampa Ave, Reseda, CA,
    • Denise Horowitz
    • 818-774-3324
    • denise.horowitz[at]
  5. Gamble Garden
    Roots and Shoots is an intergenerational gardening program that consists of the Roots, community volunteers, and the Shoots, Palo Alto third graders, who work together to learn about gardening, our environment, nutrition and community. The Shoots learn about science concepts through garden-based lessons and hands-on activities. Together, the Roots and Shoots help maintain the Edible Garden by planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting produce to prepare and enjoy a weekly healthy snack, donating the remaining harvest to local food banks. By working together, the Shoots learn the many benefits and importance of volunteering and giving back to the community. In recent years, the group has donated 300 lbs of fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables annually.
    • Roots & Shoots
    • 1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA,
    • 650-332-5956
  6. Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School/ Seniors on Broadway
    Seniors on Broadway is a shared-site CVLCC intergenerational program designed to foster intergenerational, school-based experiences that promote growth and understanding between children and older adults. In partnership with the Chula Vista Elementary School District, MAAC Project and the City of Chula Vista, a 41-unit, low-income senior housing complex was built on the grounds of the Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School.
    • 590 K Street, Chula Vista, CA,
    • Morgan Blum
    • (619) 426-2885
  7. Humboldt State University: Youth Education Services
    A program developed to bridge the gap between generations. The mission of this program is a senior companionship volunteer program through YES. The youth provides services ranging from recreational activities, housekeeping and companionship. Services provided consist of gardening, cleaning, wood- stacking, laundry, bingo cards and scrabble. Every Saturday volunteers either go to a senior citizens home or and independent living facility and play games with seniors, help tidy up their apartments, or help with small task like filing papers. This program was developed to help break down stereotypes, spread positive messages about seniors, and work at reducing prejudice.
    • House 91 Harpst St, Arcata, CA,
    • Marlene Medina
    • 707-826-4965
    • gy[at]
  8. Youth Community Service
    YCS programs engage youth in community service activities that promote increased awareness of the needs of their communities and the development of individual community service self-efficacy, and positive emotional and behavioral health. Many of these programs involve an intergenerational component including conversations with senior citizens and visits to senior centers
    • 4120 Middlefield Road, P8, Palo Alto, CA,
    • Leif Erickson
    • 650-858-8061
    • leif[at]
  9. Cuyamaca College Intergenerational Garden
    The East County Intergenerational Garden at Cuyamaca College is a place where preschoolers can learn about how food is grown and to enjoy healthy eating, all with the help of local senior volunteers.
    • 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA,
    • Cindy Emerson
    • (619) 660-4672
    • cindy.emerson[at]
  10. Norman P. Murray Community Center
    The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center has always enjoyed its reputation as a most active intergenerational center. Enhanced activity by all ages is evident here. The center is buzzing with activities for young and old including summer programs for grandchildren and grandparents.
    • 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA,
    • Mark Nix
    • 949-470-3062
    • mnix[at]